High-profile former DWS fund manager Graham Ashby has joined Sarasin Chiswell to run global and UK equity income funds. Ashby left DWS, where he ran the firm’s UK equity inc-ome and UK equity income plus funds, last October after it was bought out by Aberdeen Asset Management. Sarasin Chiswell is lining up a global income […]
Peers working on the Compensation Bill are to meet Treasury Economic Secretary Ivan Lewis in a bid to persuade him that the FSA is the best body to regulate claim management firms rather than the Claims Standards Council, the Law Society or a new body. Tory peer Lord Hunt of Wirral says the amendments he […]
Cofunds is offering an onshore bond and is lining up a pers-onal pension wrapper which is set to go live at A-Day. The portfolio bond, set up in conjunction with major shareholder Legal & General, will offer IFAs and their clients a choice of around 200 funds from 40 providers. The bond is a single-premium […]
The Government is planning to combine its five consumer bodies into one in a bid to improve consumer protection. The Financial Services Consumer Panel, National Consumer Council, Energywatch, Postwatch and Ofcom Consumer Panel will be called Consumer Direct and is currently being rolled out across the country.
As we hurtle towards the new year, it is worth remembering much of the so-called client-centricity discussed is, in fact, little more than process that will not determine whether you win, lose or draw. Sure, a process needs to be reliable, cost-efficient and to point the right service at the right people. But it is […]
The Association of Member Nominated Trustees and the UK Sustainable Investment Association have urged pension funds to keep an eye on whether their investment consultants’ sustainable investment advice lives up to the minimum service requirements under regulation. The AMNT and UKSIF says consultants should meet minimum requirements as soon as possible so as not to […]